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Printing to a Desktop Printer

Before the final output, you may want to print a sample to your desktop printer for proofing.

  1. Make sure all the objects and colors you want to print are visible in your document.
  2. From the File menu, select Print.

  3. Select your desktop printer and select the desired options.

    To print only selected objects, check Selection in the Print Options group.

  4. Adjust the following parameters:


    Lets you select the following printer-related properties:



    Selects the name of the printer you want to print to.



    Adjusts printer-specific properties. (See your printer documentation for details.)


    PostScript data

    Specifies the data output form: Binary or ASCII. When Binary is selected, the data is first compressed using binary encoding and then sent to the printer.


    Lets you specify the Number of copies you want to print.



    When checked, all the pages of a multi-page file will be output in order before starting on the next copy. (For example, three copies of a three-page job would print out 1,2,3; 1,2,3; 1,2,3.)

    When cleared, the entire specified number of copies will be output for a single page before starting on the next page. (Three copies of a three-page job would print 1,1,1; 2,2,2; 3,3,3.)


    Lets you select one of the following:


    Fit drawing to paper

    Resizes the output to fit the entire design onto the paper.



    Fit border to paper

    Resizes the output to fit the entire drawing area onto the paper.




    Lets you select or enter a percentage to scale (resize) the output. You can use the Tiling option to print images that are bigger than the size of paper your printer can handle.

    For example, if you want to print a scale of 1 inch = 1 feet, enter 1:12 in this field.


    Printer Options

    Let's you select from a number of print options:


    Selection only

    Only prints the selected portions of a design.



    Prints the border around the design area along with the design.



    Prints all vector objects without fill.



    Prints the substrate color (if any) along with the design.



    Prints the guides (if any) along with the design.



    Prints the grid along with the design.



    Applies a layout template to the output.



    Select Template

    Opens the Select Template dialog box, where you can select from a number of predefined layout templates.


    Allows you to divide the output into tiles and set an overlap between the tiles.


    Print tiled pages

    When checked, this tiles the output.



    Specifies the amount of overlap between the tiles.


    Original design Tiled output


    Lets you select from one of the following positions:


    Top Left

    Top Center

    Top Right


    Left Center


    Right Center


    Bottom Left

    Bottom Center

    Bottom Right



    Lets you position the design precisely by specifying the following offsets:



    Offset X

    Specifies the distance from the left edge of the design to the left edge of the printable area of the page.



    Offset Y

    Specifies the distance from the top edge of the design to the top edge of the printable area of the page.


    Check to enable the following advanced options:


    Use device margins

    When checked, uses the margin information from the printer driver.


    Ignore overprint

    When checked, ignores any overprinting set up in the design stage. This can be useful if you want to save the time and output media needed to do overprinting.

    If you check Ignore Overprint, your output will automatically be changed so that it will not use features that depend on overprinting. For example, output that had been set up to use color trapping will now output untrapped.


    Ignore Bitmap Transparency

    When checked, temporarily overrides any transparent portions of a bitmap.

  5. When finished, click OK (Windows) or Print (Macintosh).

See Also


Software License Agreement

Installing the Software

Getting Started

Working with Files

Using DesignCentral

Using DesignEditor

Selecting Objects

Arranging Objects

Working with Color

Using Fill/Stroke Editor

Working with Shapes

Working with Text

Working with Paths

Working with Bitmaps

Working with Effects

Working with Measurements and Labels

Configuring the System for Color Printing

Connecting to Production Manager or FlexiPRINT SERVER-PRO

Printing your Design

Appendix - ASCII CODE

Appendix - Supported File Formats

Appendix - Features List

Appendix - CASmate Tracing Features Using Bezier Tracing

Appendix - Keyboard Shortcuts